Regulations take effect for Pennsylvania’s gameland shooting ranges

    Using one of Pennsylvania’s gameland shooting ranges will cost you, as of today. The Game Commission announced regulations passed Feb. 1 have gone into effect.


    Use of the 29 public shooting ranges on state gamelands is now reserved for those with a $30 permit or current general hunting or furtaking license, the Associated Press reports. The regulations come after upgrades to the ranges like lead remediation and safety barriers.

    There are some exceptions: Children under 16 can use the ranges for free is accompanied by an adult with a current license or permit, and licensed hunters and permit holders can bring one guest.

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